Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby Anondson » January 23rd, 2016, 8:01 pm

The better to haul around things in heavy winter snow... (Also a Jeep Wrangler owner)

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby amiller92 » February 16th, 2016, 4:21 pm

I used the drive through at the Bank of America at 27th & Hennepin this weekend.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby RailBaronYarr » February 17th, 2016, 8:31 am

I used two drive-thrus over the long weekend. TWO.

Admittedly, one was to time how long we sat idling (it was 3 minutes on the dot at the Uptown McDonalds). The other was in the Southdale area for no defensible reason.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby David Greene » March 10th, 2016, 1:16 pm

Not embarrassing but I try to hit every beg button I pass, even if I'm not crossing, just to make things a tiny easier for peds and to ever so slightly disrupt traffic.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby Anondson » March 10th, 2016, 1:23 pm

I like it. Guerrilla urbanism? ;)

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby mplser » March 10th, 2016, 5:56 pm

Not embarrassing but I try to hit every beg button I pass, even if I'm not crossing, just to make things a tiny easier for peds and to ever so slightly disrupt traffic.

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I do this too. also, if I see cones that aren't being used near a bike lane, I will put them in the road to separate the bike lane. especially if I know it's a spot where people like to park or idle in the bike lane (I'm looking at YOU, valet attendants!!!). Also, If I'm on a bike in a bike lane and a car blocks it to "wait" or idle, I'll slap their mirror so it folds in, and they have to get out of their car to reset it.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby mattaudio » April 7th, 2016, 10:17 am

A certain Streets post referencing Penn American has reminded me...

When I was growing up in Lakeville, I drew up a plan for a skyway (SKYWAY!) bridging Holyoke Ave (Main Street) in little old Downtown Lakeville.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby seamonster » April 7th, 2016, 2:08 pm

A certain Streets post referencing Penn American has reminded me...

When I was growing up in Lakeville, I drew up a plan for a skyway (SKYWAY!) bridging Holyoke Ave (Main Street) in little old Downtown Lakeville.
I'm assuming this connected Engrenn's to the Ben Franklin? (Go Panthers)

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby fehler » April 8th, 2016, 1:10 pm

Lakeville Family Bowl to the Tastee Freez!

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby SamHartmen » April 20th, 2016, 6:52 pm

I just realized I signed a petition I shouldn't have, but somehow I think I signed it twice.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby mattaudio » April 20th, 2016, 9:29 pm

Lakeville Family Bowl to the Tastee Freez!
Streets.mn Forum Meetup idea?

We could pregame at the Pizza Ranch.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby QuietBlue » April 21st, 2016, 8:55 am

Streets.mn Forum Meetup idea?

We could pregame at the Pizza Ranch.
Nah, it needs to be Babe's for the authentic Lakeville experience. Or maybe Ole Piper Inn.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby seamonster » April 21st, 2016, 9:03 am

Lakeville Family Bowl to the Tastee Freez!
Streets.mn Forum Meetup idea?

We could pregame at the Pizza Ranch.
I'm not opposed to this idea.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby mattaudio » April 21st, 2016, 9:07 am

If we want to stay in Classic Downtown Lakeville, we could do a walking tour: Buckboard, Lakeville Family Bowl, Babe's bar, then Dairy Delite (it's not Tastee Freez). Not sure what else has happened downtown since I left long ago.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby seamonster » April 21st, 2016, 9:15 am

I actually drove through about a month ago. The old hardware store is now the Heavy Metal Grill. Very strange.

I'm dating myself here, but I miss Old Station Pizza...

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby fehler » April 21st, 2016, 10:00 am

Ole Piper Inn can't be considered Lakeville, as classic as it is. Mmmm, sausage pizza with one big mound of sausage per square.... With Little Rascels or Three Stooges playing in the corner...

Any connection I felt to old downtown Lakeville ended when Enggren's closed. Everything left is an empty shell.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby QuietBlue » April 21st, 2016, 10:12 am

Ole Piper Inn can't be considered Lakeville, as classic as it is.
It's been around for at least thirty years (maybe longer), and it's in Lakeville, so I'm not sure why it can't be considered Lakeville, unless you're just counting the old downtown area.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby QuietBlue » April 21st, 2016, 10:16 am

I'm dating myself here, but I miss Old Station Pizza...
Yeah, that's going back a ways. :) Never ate there, but I knew the family that owned it at one point.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby acs » April 21st, 2016, 10:22 am

Wow, I didn't realize there were so many urbanists from Lakeville on this forum.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby seanrichardryan » April 21st, 2016, 10:52 am

Ahem, we prefer to call them carpetbagging urbanists.
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